Hi, I'm James

Hello! My name is James; I’m from Pittsburgh, PA, USA. I’m relatively new to the keyboard enthusiast community. I learned to type as a youngster on my parents’ IBM Model M and have always found the sound of the keys to be tranquilizing :slight_smile:

After not thinking much of keyboards through the early part of my professional career, I’ve been using a Das Professional S with Cherry MX Blues exclusively at work for the past 5 years or so. I have had a passing interest in 60% and ortho layouts but have never soldered my own board. After talking with some HHKB owners and reading some posts here and watching some videos, I decided to take the Topre plunge and bought a Leopold F660C with no regrets.

Happy to have found this community; I’m excited to either start with modding stock boards or perhaps build my own from PCB up.

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Howdy James and Welcome!

It’s great to see you are happy with your FC660C, but have you considered going down the path of topre modifications? :wink:

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Hey James, welcome !

Topre + modifications is a really nice path but pretty expensive :slight_smile:

Have fun !

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Hello fellow Yinzer & welcome to KT! :sunglasses: The 660C is a pretty great board even just at stock. The only issue I had with mine out of the box was the horrible stabilizer rattle, but that was easily fixed with some lube thankfully. Take a look around the site though. You’ll find many different types of builds, a ton of tips & tricks for building/modding any type of mechanical KB, interest checks for upcoming group buys, group buy announcements, just general discussion about all of that, etc. It’s really a great site with great people here, easily my favorite haunt for MKB related stuff. Anyways hope to see you around here in the future & be sure to post what builds & mods you get up to on your boards!

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